A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.
|By: Michelle Chen Sunday February 19, 2012 6:45 am|
The term “banana republic” has become a cliche to describe economic imperialism throughout history, but the legacy of colonialism persists in Latin America today. The tradition of predatory capitalism echoed in the recent death of Miguel Angel González Ramírez, a member of the Izabal banana workers’ union SITRABI in Guatemala.
|By: Jon Jeter Sunday April 24, 2011 1:59 pm|
What makes Ha-Joon Chang’s new book, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, such a joy to read, is not the challenge it poses to the bad economics that undergirds global finance, though it does precisely that. Just as Thomas did nearly 40 years ago, Chang’s book succeeds, fundamentally, because it challenges the dead language that is used to market as progress our growing political discontent.
|By: dakine01 Saturday April 2, 2011 1:59 pm|
Today, we are joined by Stephen Partridge, one of the editors of The Cambridge Companion To Baseball.
Have I mentioned recently that I love baseball? I fit the definition of “avid fan” (pg 35) in that I follow the sports statistics but have not gone the route of the fantasy league fan (described as “rabid”). I can watch a baseball game at any level of play from Little League up to the Major Leagues and enjoy the game as it is. I have multiple shelves on my bookcases with both fiction and non-fiction baseball books. I own and re-watch a number of baseball themed movies.
|By: Daniel Altman Saturday May 29, 2010 2:00 pm|
[Welcome author Ian Bremmer, and Host Daniel Altman] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book. Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? Ian Bremmer, head of the Eurasia Group consulting firm, has his [...]
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday October 24, 2009 7:30 am|
Why is the Brazilian embassy in Honduras under siege? Because it’s sheltering Honduras’ rightful president, Manuel “Mel” Zelaya, and his family.
|By: Laura Flanders Wednesday May 21, 2008 8:57 am|
While corporations clamp their claws ever more firmly on the political process, there’s a former global economy insider who thinks that makes consumers stronger. GRITtv interviews John Perkins, author of The Secret History of the American Empire.
|By: Tula Connell Thursday February 7, 2008 10:30 am|
Before the immigration debate builds steam later this election year, I really wish candidates at all levels and in every party could spend a few hours in a maquila talking with workers.
A few years ago, I spent two weeks in Guatemala with STITCH, a U.S.-based labor group that supports women workers in Latin America.